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Handstand Kick Up

CrossFit Handstands For Beginners: How To Kick Up (And Build Strength)

Hang out at any CrossFit gym for long enough, and you’ll eventually see some form of handstands in the programming. “Just kick up to the wall and work on your handstand holds for awhile!” your coach might say. But for some of us, it’s not that simple… Inverted movements – most commonly Handstand Push-ups, Handstand Walks, Wall Walks, […]

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HSPU

Starting Simple: The Ultimate HSPU Progression

Remember the day when handstand push-ups showed up in a WOD for the very first time in your CrossFit life? You want me to do WHAT?! A push-up, upside down?  ​And you thought push-ups were already hard enough…HSPU’s can be intimidating at first. But if we take a step back and strip down the movement, get comfortable […]

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Handstand Walk: A Progression That Actually Works!

Imagine the following.  You’re at the gym, and you and your friend decide to practice handstand walking. Your friend does the following –  Kicks up into a perfect handstand, walks 100 feet, and gracefully lets their feet fall back to the floor. “Wow, that was easy – and that was my first try!” (Said no one ever.)  For most people […]

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